Attorneys Fighting For The Rights Of Injured Pedestrians And Bicyclists
Motor vehicles have become progressively safer over the past century, but only for the people riding in them. For pedestrians, bicyclists and others who rely on Buffalo’s roads and sidewalks to get around, travel has arguably become more dangerous than ever.
At VanDette Law PLLC, our attorneys advocate aggressively for bicyclists and pedestrians who have been injured in auto accidents. We’ll help you claim the compensation you need and deserve for damages like medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, pain and suffering and more.
Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents
Most of the time, driver negligence is to blame for pedestrian and bicyclist injuries. Examples include:
- Speeding and aggressive driving
- Distraction inattentive driving
- Failure to yield right of way
- Failure to keep a lookout (especially when making left-hand turns at intersections)
- Disobeying traffic lights, signals and signage
- Drunk driving
The infrastructure itself can also be a problem. As with most cities in the U.S., Buffalo’s infrastructure caters to the safety and convenience of drivers. Pedestrian safety is an afterthought. Unfortunately, many accidents are caused by simple basic problems like poorly marked crosswalks and improperly timed crossing signals.
Investigating The Accident And Setting The Record Straight
Law enforcement agencies are busy, which means police don’t always invest adequate time or effort in creating accident reports. An officer may take the driver’s statement and make it the official account of what happened. Too often, pedestrians and bicyclists are blamed for their own injuries.
When you hire our firm, we work tirelessly to set the record straight and to show that you were the victim of someone else’s negligence. We thoroughly investigate your case and gather all available evidence of the car accident, including video camera footage, witness statements and information captured by the event data recorder (“black box”) of the at-fault driver’s vehicle.
Tell Us Your Story During A Free Consultation
The experienced attorneys at VanDette Law provide passionate legal advocacy and personalized attention to clients throughout western New York. We start by listening to what happened and learning about your needs and goals. To take advantage of a free initial consultation, contact us online or call our office in Buffalo at CALL.